Flotsam and jetsam (12/30)
- Andrew Perriman discusses the phrase “Christ became a servant of the circumcision” from Romans 15:8.
What we are faced with here is a basic dilemma regarding the structure of the story about salvation in Jesus.
- Paul Helm discusses Calvin’s view of limited (definite) atonement, arguing that although he did not directly commit himself to the doctrine, he was still committed to it.
Calvin did not commit himself to any version of the doctrine of definite atonement. This, at least, is what I think. His thought is consistent with that doctrine, that is, he did not deny it in express terms. But (by other things that he most definitely did hold to) he may be said to be committed to that doctrine.
- And, NearEmmaus has been busy recently. First, they expanded their community of bloggers even further by adding Mark Stevens. (I had to say something about this since Mark apparently intends to comment here every day until I do.) I’m pretty sure the population of NearEmmaus bloggers is now slightly larger than the town I live in. At the same time, it looks like they’ve declared war on Jim West and Joel Watts with a post comparing both of them to bad coffee and another one picking on Jim’s hero Rudolf Bultmann. Jim has (of course) responded with his own declaration of war.